PROJECT 4030 PROGRESS AT THE ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY LEEDS (short version) [Main Title]
Britain's largest armoured fighting vehicles factory manufacturing Challenger 1 at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Leeds.
From the shop floor completed hull structures move onto the assembly line where the complex processes of installing all the components takes place. The assembly of suspension, electrical and hydraulic systems is fitted, then the driving controls, engine and gearbox are installed. After the fitting of tracks the hulls are ready to accept completed turrets with the 120mmm gun and sighting systems. The vehicle moves off to the factory testing ground for suspension and gun stabilisation. Gives an explanation of the changes being made to buildings in the factory layout and the alteration of production processes for the manufacture of new vehicles.